The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: May 28, 2010

-The higher a woman climbs in her career, the more likely she is to have no spouse or children . And it’s not by choice. [ Washington Post ]

- Meg Whitman moves rightward on immigration to compete with her conservative opponent in the Republican gubernatorial primary. [ Politico ]

-The secret mistresses of Italian priests band together to fight the Vatican’s rule on celibacy. [ Guardian ]

-The House voted last night to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but no changes will take effect until December, when the Pentagon releases a study about its impact on troops. [ Washington Post ]

-Everybody hates Sex and the City 2 . Film critic A. O. Scott says that “the ugly smell of unexamined privilege hangs over this film like the smoke from cheap incense.” [ New York Times ]

Correction, May 29, 2010: In the original version of this post, repeal was misspelled.